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The seventh edition of Dr. Top's book has a new coeditor and 21 more contributors and costs $6.50 more than the previous edition. The format of this edition is similar to previous ones. The initial chapters deal with infection and immunity, epidemiology, regulations governing control of communicable diseases, prevention of communicable diseases, antibiotic therapy, and management of communicable diseases in the home. This is followed by a series of 62 alphabetically arranged chapters dealing with a large variety of infectious diseases.
Many of the chapters are extremely well written. The chapter on antibiotics by McCabe and Lepper contains an invaluable
Communicable and Infectious Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:625–626. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-4-625_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(4):625-626.
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